East and north Hertfordshire has 92 care homes clustered in and around the county’s towns.
Most residents are elderly, and many have complex health conditions. On average, each takes seven prescribed medicines a day and they’re more than three times as likely to be admitted to hospital as other over 65-year-olds in the county.
Some of these care homes form part of our Vanguard programme. They’ve made a commitment to provide additional training for their staff so that they can better meet the needs of frail, elderly residents. Here are some of their stories: